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Voting is underway in Poland, in an atmosphere of some apathy for an election arriving two years early.

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Voting is underway in Poland, in an atmosphere of some apathy for an election arriving two years early.

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It’s happened because of the collapse of the ruling coalition in a row over corruption investigations. Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kascynski has led the anti-corruption drive in an attempt to mend a country still recovering from its Communist, elitist past. His conservative, Catholic policies go down well with elder voters.

His opponent is Donald Tusk, leading the pro-business, market-friendly Civic Platform which has held a consistent lead in the opinion polls. His view appeals more to better-off well-educated city dwellers.

It was an election campaign featuring insults and deep-seated differences. But some Poles believe a coalition between Tusk and Kascynski offers Poland the best chance of a stable future.